some work to finish it, but after few layers of brushing.
amazing ! can you describe the painting process ?
He man, After a few layers of primer and sanding it smooth, airbrush it in multiple thin layers of red/brown (rust), black (shadow), silver/aluminium (highlight shadow) and gunmetal grey (originel color). Than sand it very fine sanding paper, only there were the gun-action is and were you need to have a shadow or highlight a part, If you need a part that have to be rusty, sand it down to the red layer. Sand not to much of the paint, you must see the color throw each other. (see the 2e photo of my 1911 colt)
wow, amazing job man.
i'm new to painting models, i dont have an airbrush yet,
do you think i can get similar results with acrylic paints and brushes ?
also, the highlights and shine are real? or is it paint ?
Yes you can do it without airbrush. Make sure that your acylic paint is mixed with acrylic thinner, too make it a littlebit thinner and too let it flow better. And what you see, it is paint. When you grind it down, use waterproof sandpaper (1000/1200) and in the direction were the gun-action is heading